New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

May 30, 2018 | Staff

A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections....

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NC State Education Receives $7.5+ Million in Research Grants Between April-May 2018

May 30, 2018 | Staff

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,749,144  to support six research projects in April and May. In FY 2018, faculty have received $13,276,765 in awards so far....

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Researchers Listen for Failure in Granular Materials

May 29, 2018 | Staff

A new way to probe granular materials without disturbing them may enable researchers to forecast their failure....

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A Better B1 Building Block

May 24, 2018 | Staff

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants....

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Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material

May 24, 2018 | Staff

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated....

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How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

May 23, 2018 | Staff

Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries....

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Airport Designs Take Flight in Venice

May 23, 2018 | Staff

Teams from the School of Architecture are showcasing their ideas for airports of the future at a prestigious expo this week....

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“Don’t Be Afraid Of The Unknown”: Poultry Science’s Brooke Bartz

May 22, 2018 | Staff

Graduate student Brooke Bartz studies the effects of LED lighting on bird behavior and performance — with fascinating results....

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New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

May 22, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands....

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Researcher to Study GenX Exposure in Cape Fear Fish, Alligators

May 21, 2018 | Staff

NC State toxicologist will study GenX exposure in striped bass, catfish and alligators that inhabit the Cape Fear river watershed....

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Campus Bee Hotels Are Open For Business

May 21, 2018 | Staff

NC State’s new bee hotels are providing vital habitat for North Carolina’s native bees thanks to Jonathan and Sara June Giacomini, who designed and built them for the campus community....

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What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

May 17, 2018 | Staff

How can we slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides? NC State researchers say large-scale studies are needed to test new strategies....

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Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits

May 16, 2018 | Staff

How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? NC State’s Miguel Castillo is finding answers....

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Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

May 15, 2018 | Staff

Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do....

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2018-2019 RTI University Scholars Announced

May 15, 2018 | Jana Jackson

NC State professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education Hollylynne Lee has been named as one of four RTI University Scholars for the 2018-19 year....

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Connecting Power and Place

May 14, 2018 | Staff

New research by Faculty Fellow Bethany Cutts combines spatial analysis and interviews to help watershed planners better understand the social vulnerability of communities across time and space....

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NC State Named First University-Based IBM Q Hub in North America

May 9, 2018 | Staff

NC State is the first university in North America to establish an IBM Quantum Computing Hub as part of the IBM Q Network, a collaboration of top Fortune 500 companies, universities and research labs working with tech powerhouse IBM to advance quantum computing....

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Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

May 8, 2018 | Staff

Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build “mental models” – the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems....

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Tech Bends Light More Efficiently, Offers Wider Angles for Light Input

May 8, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency – a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems....

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Researchers Find Genetic ‘Dial’ Can Control Body Size in Pigs

May 7, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have demonstrated a connection between the expression of the HMGA2 gene and body size in pigs....

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